Smarty Branches achievement in Plants vs. Zombies

Smarty Branches

Grow the Tree of Wisdom to at least 100 feet

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How to unlock the Smarty Branches achievement

  • II TITCH IIII TITCH IIThis gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    09 Sep 2010 09 Sep 2010
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    The Tree of Wisdom is part of the Zen Garden which is unlocked by progressing through the adventure, the Tree of Wisdom is unlocked by finishing the adventure.

    The Tree of Wisdom needs to then be purchased from Crazy Dave for $10,000, once bought it can be accessed from the Zen Garden by pressing RB until the tree is highlighted then by pressing A.

    The tree needs to be feed to grow however it requires its own special feed which is different from other plants and can be bought from Dave's shop and is located next to where the tree was bought. Each bag of feed given to the tree grows it 1 foot and gives you one piece of information. Therefore to reach a height of 100 feet 100 bags of feed are required.

    For buying the tree Dave will give you 5 bags for free therefore 95 bags need to be bought for the achievement, each bag will cost you $2,500, therefore $237,500 is require to buy enough bags.

    I have added a video which shows a fast way of getting money, the video is from the pc (which is why the layout of the menus is different) however the strategy and gameplay is the same.

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    MattiasAndersonDoes not work because its during the day in the mini game. I don't know how to make this work. EDIT: (I leave this comment here in case someone else don't know that the coffee beans makes them work at day).
    Posted by MattiasAnderson on 10 Nov 18 at 13:56
    AcTive PuNtChTry to complete the 40 wave survival achievement. If you do that and complete the campaign you should have enough money. Just sell your plants over and over again.
    Posted by AcTive PuNtCh on 19 Jan 21 at 19:22
    48 trophies?
    Posted on 24 Jul 21 at 14:27
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    I don't know about you, but I know I've spent time on games where I went specifically after one achievement only to find out that I wasted a lot of time because I could have got it just playing the game normally. Well, this is one of those games and achievements.

    While there is nothing wrong with farming coins for this achievement and others, there's really no point in this game if you are going for all of the other achievements as well.

    Just natural playing through the Survival modes (which you will have to do to get Endless Survival for that achievement) will net you a LOT of plants for your Zen garden, which you can get $10k-$12k+ for (after the coins/gems you get before finally selling them).
    To put this into perspective, I just finished the Endless Survival achievement, have already built the tree up 100 ft., have all of the flower upgrades from Crazy Dave, have a Night Garden, all of the unique Zen Garden items (glove, snail, etc.), a Level 5 Clown House, 18 plants in my Zen Garden, AND $114,000 still in the bank.

    As you can see, I spent a lot of unnecessary money along the way and STILL have more than I would even need for anything else in the game.
    Hope this helps save you some time!:)
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    PuckJunkieI just finished enless survival and don't have anywhere near enough money to finish growing the tree to 100 ft. Not sure what the difference is. You must have taken a lot more care in the Zen garden during play. My tree is at 65 feet and I have to start farming. :(
    Posted by PuckJunkie on 06 Oct 12 at 19:51
    JibbermidgetGacys right, man. All i did was check on my garden after every survival match while I was trying to unlock Endless, and I've already got my tree up to 100 feet with tons of plants to spare. I've bought every single thing in the store, farming is a waste of time.
    Posted by Jibbermidget on 30 Jul 13 at 14:10
    Dan vasNormandyThumbs up from me.
    Posted by Dan vasNormandy on 13 Oct 14 at 00:03
  • CrewdyyCrewdyy28,926
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    I highly recommend the first solution. It helped me greatly.

    I would also like to point out that the Zen Garden is a gold mine.
    Any plants picked up during the first method can be raised and sold afterwards. ($8000 each! Not to mention the $2000 you get for fertilizing them!)

    P.S. if you do not like waiting (like me), you can disconnect from Xbox Live and set your clock a day forward.
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    deutschZuidThe first solution?
    Posted by deutschZuid on 23 Jan 13 at 20:23
    CrewdyyYes, the solution by II TITCH II. I used that method and added my own part (my solution above) to get more money.
    Posted by Crewdyy on 19 Jun 13 at 14:41
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